BOARD OF DIRECTORS

MR LI, YIJIE

Chairman of the Board of Directors and Non-Executive Director – Appointed 30 October 2012; last re-elected 2021 AGM.

Mr Li was appointed as Chairman of the Board of Directors on 29 November 2019.

Mr. Li Yijie is the Chairman of the Board of Lite Smooth Investment Limited.

Mr. Li has been the President of Guangdong Jiarun Industrial Co., Ltd since 2000, which is a diversified investment group, with total assets of RMB 5 billion.


MR MARK G KERR – LL.B

Managing Director and CEO: Appointed 22 November 2007; last re-elected 2014 AGM

Mr Kerr was appointed as a Director and as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Hawthorn Resources Limited in November 2007, which merged with Ellendale Resources N.L in June 2008. In June 2016 the Board of Directors resolved to appoint Mr Kerr to be Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer with immediate effect from 24 June 2016.

Mr Kerr is an experienced director and advisor to listed and private companies and is a director of Berkeley Consultants Pty Ltd which specialises in public relations and reputation management consultancy. In addition to his business activities, Mr Kerr’s community involvement currently extends to being a member of the Victorian Committee for Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation; a committee member of the St Vincent’s Institute Charity Golf Day Committee and a board member of International Specialised Skills Institute Inc.

Mr Kerr is non-executive chairman of WCM Global Long Short Limited (ASX: WLS)(previously Contango Income Generator Ltd); non-executive chairman (elect) of Global Electric Transport Pty Ltd.

Former directorships of listed entities during the past 5-year period being: non-executive chairman of Contango Microcap Limited (ASX: CTN) – resigned 13 October 2017 and non-executive director of Alice Queen Ltd (ASX: AQX) – resigned 30 June 2019, Director of Think Childcare Development Limited – resigned 9 December 2021, and Director of Think Childcare Limited – resigned 21 October 2021.

Mr Kerr is a member of the Company’s Audit Committee.


MR JOSEPH CORRIGAN – Details to be advised.


MR LIAO, YONGZHONG – MBA

Non-Executive Director – Appointed 30 October 2012; last re-elected 2020 AGM.

Mr. Liao, Yongzhong has served Guangdong Fenghua Advanced Technology (Holding) Co., Ltd. for more than 20 years. Since joining it in 1993, he has held the following significant posts: Vice General Manager and Secretary of the Board of Directors from October 2003 to July 2007, Director and Vice General Manager from January 2007 to August 2008, Vice General Manager from August 2008 to May 2018.

He holds concurrent posts of investment adviser of Guangdong Ligguang New Material Co.,Ltd. And Fenghua Mining Investment Holding (HK) Limited.


MR BRIAN THORNTON – B.Ec F(Fin)

Non-Executive Director – Appointed 21 June 2021

Brian Thornton has a diverse background covering both the public and private sectors, with over 30 years’ experience in the exploration and minerals sector in both Australia, the Asia Pacific and North Asia.

Over that period, his company Farrington Corporate Services, has been engaged by some of Australia’s largest and most respected exploration and mining companies on a range of corporate affairs roles, including corporate and government relations, institutional and broker engagement, capital raisings, IPOs, Mergers & Acquisitions, proxy campaigns, research functions and investor relations.

He is the former Executive Chairman of Xanadu Mines Limited (ASX: XAM) which he founded in 2004. Xanadu is a pioneering copper exploration company in Mongolia and listed on the ASX in December 2010 with a market capitalisation of more than A$100m. Today the company remains the leading listed Australian minerals exploration company and developer in Mongolia. He stepped down as Chairman in 2013 and from the Board of Xanadu in 2014 and remains a significant shareholder and active investor in Mongolia.

Brian is also the Director and sole shareholder of Gel Resources Pty Ltd, an unlisted Western Australian gold explorer and producer in joint venture on the Trouser Legs project with Hawthorn at Pinjin in Western Australia. Gel has a 30% equity interest in the Joint Venture and has been involved in exploration in the SLTZ in its own right and with Hawthorn for almost 20 years.

Brian Thornton is also the Honorary Consul for Mongolia in New South Wales having been appointed in December 2020.


MR LIU, ZHENSHENG

Non-Executive Director- Appointed 9 December 2015; elected as a Director 2019 AGM

Mr Liu, is a Geological professor-level senior engineer and a mineral processing senior engineer. He has worked on prospecting, exploration, mine construction, mine production and operation management, mining investment for around 40 years.

He has held the following significant posts:

Investment Director of a listed company (2018 to present) ;

Director and General Manager of Guangdong Rising Mineral Resources Investment and Development Co., Ltd (2016-2018) ;

Director and Vice General Manager of Guangdong Rising Mineral Resources Investment and Development Co., Ltd. (2014-2016);

Director, General Manager, and Chief Engineer of Guangdong Jinding Gold Co., Ltd (2010-2014);

Geological Section Vice Chief, Assistant to Mine director, vice mine director, director of Hetai Gold Mine in Gaoyao of Guangdong(1989-2010);

Technician, Mining Technical Manager in team 719 of Guangdong Geological and Mineral Bureau(1983-1989);

In addition, he has served as a member of the Membership Committee of the Shanghai Gold Exchange and the National Technical Committee on Gold of Standardization Administration of China. He has also served as a member of Senior Engineer (professor level) Commission on Accrediting of Guangdong Province.


SENIOR MANAGEMENT

MR WILLIAN D LLOYD

Operations Manager


MR TONY AMATO

Chief Financial Officer


MR GLENN FOWLES

Company Secretary – BBS (Accounting and Finance)

After 15 years working in the Australian funds management office of HSBC in accounting, finance, fund operations, compliance, and IT where he held the roles of Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Executive Officer, Glenn was a founding member of Contango Asset Management Limited – a boutique Australian Equities fund management firm – holding the positions of Chief Operating Officer and also as Finance Director and Company Secretary of the ASX listed investment company, Contango MicroCap Limited (ASX: CTN).

Since leaving Contango in 2017, Glenn has held roles of Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary of ASX listed companies Global Health Limited (ASX: GLH) and Incannex Healthcare Limited (ASX: IHL) and since June 2021 is providing business management solutions and administration services for his clients. Glenn became Hawthorn’s Company Secretary in February 2022.